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Tweeting #Torah to the Top

by the Coalition of Innovating Congregations
Tonight marks the beginning of Shavuot, the holiday during which we celebrate the revelation of the Torah at Mount Sinai by staying up all night (or at least giving it our best shot!) and learning as a community.  It's how we reenact the feeling that the awe-struck Israelites must have had when they were first given the Torah at the foot of that humble mountain.

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Tonight, the Torah will be given again…and again and again – in the form of 140-character messages sent over Twitter.  The Jewish Publication Society is challenging the Jewish community all over the world to make #Torah a “trending topic” on Twitter.  

Why tweet the Torah?  As JPS says on their blog, “Tweeting the Torah not only displays the Torah’s relevancy in modern society, but also gives followers an opportunity to take in the text in smaller chunks.”

To contribute to the effort, check out their website.  To enjoy the knowledge online, whether you have a Twitter account or not, click here to follow the stream of conversations.

How will you celebrate Shavuot?  How do you bring a feeling of revelation into your community?

Chag sameach!


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